through my whole life, held the practice of Slavery in such abhorrence, that I have never owned a negro or any other slave, though I have lived for many years in times when the practice was not disgraceful — when the best men in my vicinity thought it not inconsistent with their character; and when it has cost me thousands of dollars for the labor and subsistence of free men, which I might have saved by the purchase of negroes, at times when they were very cheap.--Works of John Adams, Boston, 1856, vol.
x., p. 386. Had they been asked to unite in any of the projects of the Sam Houstons, William Walkers, Quitmans, and Slidells of our day, they would have retorted as indignantly as the astonished Syrian to the Hebrew prophet--Is thy servant a dog, that he should do this thing?
Oh that they had but known and realized that the wrong which to-day is barely tolerated for the moment, is to-morrow cherished, and the next day sustained, eulogized, and propagated!
When Ohio was made a State
; Convention of 1843 at, 191; Conventions at, in 1852, 222-3: Whig Convention of 1856 at, 247; Seceders' and Douglas Conventions at, 317-18: other Conventions at, 818ska-Kansas bill.
228; responds to Senator Dixon, 230; in the Dem. Convention of 1856, 216; opposes the Lecompton Constitution, 250; canvasses Illinois with Lincoln, o, 19; 254; letter to his son, 36.
law, George, in the American Convention of 1856, 247; his letter to the President, 467-8.
lawless, Judge, his charge at St. Liladelphia, Pa., riots at, 126; fugitive-slave arrests at, 216; Convention at in 1856, 247; Peace Meeting at, 362 to 366; Geo. W. Curtis at, 367; speech of President Pinkney, William, of Md., on Missouri, 76.
Pittsburgh, Pa., the Convention of 1856 at, 246; excitement at, in regard to the transfer of arms to the South, 408; schs contingent secession, 85.
Quitman, John A., in the Democratic Convention of 1856, 246; a filibuster, 270; statement of with regard to Senator Douglas, 512.